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Top 5 Instant Messengers for Android and iOS

What are Instant Messengers?

So basically, these are the apps that help people to chat on their personal portal and offer them a real-time message transmission with the use of the Internet. The speed of transmission may vary on Internet connectivity. 


Today, the Play Store and App Store is loaded with dozens of instant messengers available for android and iOS, for free. They all provide some specific features and it becomes really hard for the people to choose one amongst all. The top 5 instant messengers for android and iOS are listed below:





  • iOS 10 or above
  • Android 4.4 or above


It is a Japanese app with more than 800 million users. It provides its users with the latest news and lets them follow their favorite artists and company channels to keep themselves updated with the latest buzz. It supports large group conversations with the people and offers commendable features.




  • Timeline and Home-You can send several news and notifications of your account. 
  • Account Pages- You can create your own Home page to share event notices and more.
  • Research Pages- you can invite users for polls or questionnaires or surveys. 
  • PR Pages- You can share rich data and coupons.

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  • Android 4.4 or above
  • iOS 9.0 or above


It is a Chinese multi-purpose messaging app with more than a billion users. It has been recognized as the "app for everything" and the "super app" for its features.


According to the source in 2016, it was the most popular messaging app in China and Bhutan. You can add your friends or any random person through their WeChat ID or through their phone number. 




  • Heat Map- Displays the public density of the particular area.
  • WeChat Mini Program- It is a sub-app in WeChat. It provides task management and e-commerce to its users.
  • WeChat Index- This tool helps marketers to get a better idea about people’s searching.
  • News Feed and Search- You can search for the news and updates.
  • WeChat Pay payment services- You can make your payments by linking your WeChat account to the debit card.




  • Android 2.3.3 or higher
  • iOS 6 or above


It is a safe, secured and an encrypted app which is why it is the most preferred app in this generation with more than a billion download.  It is user-friendly as it has an extremely easy and simple User Interface and comes up with an ad-free experience.


No username is required as it recognizes its users through the phone numbers. You can upload your photo on the status and all the members from your contact list can view it though, you can also hide it from a particular person by altering the settings.  




  • Voice and video calling
  • Whatsapp Payments
  • Location share
  • Labeling “Forwarded” on the forwarded messages
  • Limit of 256 people in a group





  • Android 4.1 or above
  • iOS 9 or above

Viber has a simple setup and it is easy to use. It uses your phone number to register within the app. It lets you call the non-Viber numbers across the world for a fee. The new interface is designed to enhance the message performance of the app.




  • Conversation Gallery- It specifically lets you access to the photos and videos shared by you with your friends. 
  • Viber Doodle- Viber doodle let its users do graffiti on their photos.
  • Delete Message- You can erase the certain messages that were sent by mistake.
  • Group chat- Up to 250 members can be a part of a single group.




  • Android 4.0 or above
  • iOS 6.0 or above


It is a cloud-based instant messenger and uses the phone number. Along with that, users can use multiple accounts from a single device. The account can be deleted at any time and they are deleted after six months of inactivity in the account. It is user-friendly and messages or media in Telegram are encrypted when locally stored on its servers.




Cloud-based Messages- The complete message and media history is saved in the Cloud so that if the data is lost you can recover it from there.

Bots- This is like the robot talking to you. They respond to message, you can invite it in the group too.


Channels- It is created for broadcasting a message to multiple users. It can be available on a permanent URL so anyone can open through it.


Secret Chats-This secret chat is assessed on the device upon which the chat was started. Messages here can be deleted at any time.

Passport- It asks its users to upload documents like passport, driving license, etc hence providing a platform that needs real life identification.